Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Betty Todd Smith is an MTNA Permanent Nationally Certified Teacher of piano with a BA in Music (piano, voice) from Abilene Christian University and a MMusic in Piano Performance from Arizona State University. She completed all levels of Suzuki piano teacher training and Musikgarten curriculum. Betty founded and directed the Piano and Pre-school Music Departments for the Tulsa Institute for Music Education, Inc., and developed music curriculum for Undercroft Montessori School in Tulsa. She directed early childhood music programs at various Montessori schools as well as Pembroke Hill in the Kansas City area. Currently, Betty is District One President of Kansas Music Teachers Association and area Chairman for the National Piano Guild. She teaches traditional and Suzuki piano to students ranging from age three to adult; has presented workshop sessions at national and state conventions; adjudicates; and enjoys collaborative performances.